Vitter drops the other shoe; a courtroom catch-22; student data for sale

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During an afternoon news conference at LSU, Jindal described his plan as a $142 million funding increase to higher education.

While it’s technically true that under Jindal’s plan higher education institutions will have that much more money to work with compared with last year, nearly $88 million of that funding will come from students in the form of tuition increases allowed under the 2010 GRAD Act law.

“Student privacy and the protection of data is about to explode as an issue in the United States,” said James Steyer, who heads Common Sense Media. “The [poll] numbers are off the charts. It’s clear that students’ personal and private information must not be for sale. Period.”

[Uglesich’s restaurant is] one prominent example of a number of restaurant properties around town in something like suspended animation, seemingly ready to snap back to life yet sitting in long-term stasis. As a restaurant boom continues across New Orleans, with chefs and investors busy converting storefronts, homes and buildings of all description into new eateries, these sleeping beauties offer a stark contrast.

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